Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Plush You! LA

My first LA show!!! ...and it is none other than Plush You! I cannot begin to explain how excited I am about this!

Opening reception, August 26th @ Munky King
7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7513

Friday, March 26, 2010

Art You Can Hug : on the paper

Looks like my plush monster Ouch! has turned into the spokes person for the upcoming plush show Art You Can Hug! He was recently featured in the Broward-Palm Beach New Times Magazine and website, and is also on the show's flying. But he won't be making an appearance at the show because he is now happily living in San Francisco.

For more info on the show pick up a copy of the New Times, is the one with the bright yellow cover or head over to the event page. You can rsvp there, remember there is NO COVER. Hope to see you all there.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Popular on Society 6

My Umpa Lumpa illustration made it to the popular front page of Society 6.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Umpa Lumpas

Oompa Loompa sketch
Oompa Loompa family
I'm currently working on the patters for two Umpa Lumpa plush. These characters are for the upcoming art show, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Gallery. Both designs are based on the original character from Willy Wonka and the Chcocolate Factory. The first plush is will be wearing their traditional outfits. The second design is wearing the white suit from the Wonka-Vision scene. You know when the loud-cowboy kids gets stuck in the TV.

Fallow this link to find out more about the event and RSVP.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Gallery

Come hang, drink and check out some awesome artists doing there thing. I'll be there stitching some creatures and making new friends.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Gallery
The Lounge Clematis Road, West Palm Beach: April 21 @ 8pm

Event Page

Art You Can Hug : Plush Show

Don't miss this fun and hug-able art show.
Howley's Restaurant
4700 S Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Opening March 30th at 8pm.

Bring a friend! See you all there.
Event page

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Hedgies

Island life. Tiki gods and monsters. The plush in the middle is for the April show in Cocoa Beach, "Tiki Island". The other two will be in two (2) other different shows:
• "Art You Can Hug” Opens March 30th @ 8pm at Howley’s Restaurant in West Palm Beach
• "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Gallery" April 21 @ 8pm at The Lounge in West Palm Beach

The brothers Hedgie and Tiki the Hedgie god

Ready for island life

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Busy. Busy Busy

So many shows. So much work. So little time.

I been a busy bee the past few weeks getting all my plushies done in time for upcoming shows, and helping my girlfriend finish her dissertation. I have 3 upcoming shows that are so close to each other I have to do all the pieces at the same time. The shows are Art You Can Hung, this is a full soft, plush show. My first 100%plush show participation. Days after that show the brand new Island Life is happening up in Cocoa Beach. A friend of my friend is putting that one together. The a few weeks after those two is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Gallery. The good thing about the later one is that since its a live art show I can actually finish my piece at the event. I will definitely us that to my advantage.

Besides the guys in the pictures I'm also working on a "tiki god" (for "Island Life"), another "Skull Octokitty"(for Willy's Gallery) and a glittery "blue owl" (for "Art You Can Hug"). After those 3 are done I still have to work on an Umpa Lumpa and think of some revenge. yeah.... Busy, busy, busy.

One of the 2 will be at "art you can hug"

For "art you can hug"

For "willy wonka and the chocolate gallery"

Organized mess... kind of...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ortika Streetart Lovers : Rome, Italy Art Show

This is one of the few international shows I get to do this year. If you can read Italian this is a good link to find more info on the show. If like me you can not read Italian then go to this link to see some of the art work. There is a little bit of everything, something for everyone. I wish I had spent more time doing mine. There are some, really, really good ones.

OrtikaStreetArtLover @ Rising Love
March 18-25
Rome, Via dell Conce, 14

New website under work

I am in the middle of working on an archeological publication, 4 art shows (that keep multiplying) and getting my taxes done. I'm also working on learning CSS. What a better way to learn than building a site? Now live, but not 100% done, is my new "portfolio" site. Check it out. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Skull Octokitty

Preview of a series of Skull (masked) Octokitty's. This new plush dolls will be available in 2 upcoming shows. The first one is a 100% plush show called "Art You Can Hug" and the second one is the April installment of Art Nouveau "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Gallery". Show dates and details coming soon!